Knowing DC, there's nothing really to be done:
If 700 acres in the shape of a kite can tell the story of a nation, the
Mall is the embodiment of America. Its major monuments honor three wars
and four presidents. It hosts the July 4 celebrations, contains war
protests and oversees the nation's important conversations, including
immigration, abortion and civil rights. It reminds us of where we came
from and who we are.
Today, though, the Mall is a study in contrasts, glorious and broken all at once. The story of its place in history and its sad decline is best understood on foot, and so Line, who bikes past the monuments every day and walks the grounds every chance he gets, agrees to show us 23 of the nation's most treasured and timeworn blocks.